Ordinances over the years – An Article by PILDAT President published in DAWN

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PAKISTAN is one of the few democratic countries which have the dubious distinction of having the power to legislate by executive decree. In a classical democracy, legislation is the sole prerogative of the legislature but Pakistan and a few other countries have the constitutional provision to authorise the executive to legislate. Article 89 of the Constitution of Pakistan authorises that “the President may, except when the Senate or National Assembly is in session, if satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate action, make and promulgate an ordinance as the circumstances may require”.

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